Wendy Thies Sell is a 4-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchored the local TV news for 12 years on the Central Coast at KSBY-TV and KCOY-TV. Her "beat" at KSBY was the wine industry, having visited and reported on hundreds of wineries from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez over the course of seven years.
After leaving broadcasting for motherhood, she found freelance writing to be a perfect creative outlet/escape. She has since been published in Wine Enthusiast, Santa Barbara Seasons, Santa Barbara Magazine, Edible-San Luis Obispo, in addition to the Sun, where she writes a wine and food column covering Santa Barbara County. She makes her home in Orcutt, in the heart of wine country.